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to sit down with egypt's president. and it's really important for secretary clinton to do her best to try to broker some kind of peace deal along with the rest of the international community. they are very concerned about the violence spilling into other areas of the region and we know right now it's very volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this peace deal. there was word that there would be an announcement of some type of temporary truce a 24-hour cooling-off period this afternoon. we haven't heard anything yet. but the international community scrambling right now at this hour to try to find a way to
today. >> charlie d'agata in gaza city, thanks. >>> there's new pressure for egypt to step up and negotiate an end to the current round of fighting. this morning there are conflicting reports out of cairo that israel and gaza could be close to a truce. clarissa ward is in the egyptian capital. good morning, clarissa. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the egyptian president morsi has said repeatedly he hopes to announce a cease-fire agreement imminently. but cbs news has spoken to a source very close to the hamas delegation here in cairo. they said that so far these talks are not going anywhere. now, one of the reasons for that may be that hamas is making some pretty big demands in exchange for stopping its rocket attacks on israel. primarily it wants an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip. israel unlikely to budge on that issue because of fears that lifting the blockade would lead to an influx of weapons that could get into the hands of militants inside gaza. as you said, u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is on his way to cairo now for talks as diplomati
will total $2 billion. reporting live in walnut creek, don knapp, cbs 5. in egypt today, a prominent opposition leader accused president morsi of giving himself the powers of a pharaoh. they called the expansion of his powers an unprecedented attack on judicial independence. >> reporter: the protests continued today in egypt, though they were much smaller than yesterday. egyptians who believe that president mohammed morsi has made a brazen power grab clashed with authorities. but many supported president morsi's expanded role. the spokesperson says it's temporary and not democrat because mr. morsi won 52% of the vote in the presidential election. >> it's everywhere. democracy is, of course -- after the election, it's over. they would all have to wait for years for the one who is elected to president till he proves whether he will succeed for not. >> reporter: but no american president has ever controlled the legislative and executive blanches of government, then made himself immune to judicial oversight. it's that consolidation of power that makes some egyptians not only angry but fe
to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recently elected islamist government would handle a situation like this. they did seem to strike a balance between appeasing their muslim brotherhood supporters who wanted them to talk tough with israel while making sure there's no chance of jeopardy jeopardizing that 32-year-old peace treaty with israel and, of course, the $1.5 billion in u.s. annual aid that comes attached to that treaty. >> clarissa ward thank you. >>> we now go to margaret brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton deliv
and egypt's foreign minister announced a truce between israel and hamas. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end. a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the agreement follows a week of fighting between israel and palestinian militants controlling the gaza strip. clinton says the united states will help the region make this agreement last. >> ultimately, every step must move us toward a comprehensive peace for all the people of the region. >> reporter: the truce calls for israel to ease restrictions at the gaza border. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu agreed to a cease- fire after president obama called and urged him to give it a chance. earlier wednesday, an explosion tore through a bus in a busy section of tel aviv. emergency crews rushed to the scene to treat the injured. hamas has not claimed responsibility but praised the attack. today the white house called the bus bomb in tel aviv a terrorist attack and reaffirmed the u.s. commitment to israel's security. during the fighting, hamas fired more
killed. the report says young children bore the attack. >>> egypt officials say riders stormed a muslim brother building. the president is trying to reassure his country his expanded powers are temporary. but, cbs is reporting that the divide among egyptians seems to be widening. >>> protesters are clashing. earlier they chanted. demonstrators are continuing to sit in historic square, angers over the president's extra powers. >> he is aing it is worse than mobarack. they are rejecting what they are calling rejected. >> he is trying to take care of the country. he is trying to secure stability for this country. >> reporter: lawyers rallied on his behalf. opposing the judges's club that calls for a nationwide spraoeubg. lawmakers in the united states say while they appreciate his help brokering the recent cease- fire between israel and hamas. his actions raise concern. >> to assume this kind of power is unacceptable to the united states of america. we don't obviously want to see a democratically-elected person take the place of a undemocratic he-elected dictator, that was before that. th
:30, widespread protests in egypt. the clashes sparked by the egyptian president's move to grant himself sweeping powers. >>> and just across the border, the cease-fire agreement between israel and gaza is holding despite a shooting incident on the border. and as cbs reporter tara mergener tells us, egypt's new president is getting praise for helping to broker the deal but his own people are not too happy about it. >> reporter: palestinians matched marched through the streets to bury a man shot on friday. chanting god is great and death to israel. he died when israeli troops opened fire on the gaza border. the israeli military says about 300 palestinians tried to breach the security fence at different points. so far, the incident hasn't compromised the two-day old cease-fire between israel and hamas. it was a come mer seen on gaza and egypt where two crossings were opened again. they closed when the fighting broke out. now palestinians can once again travel to egypt. egypt's president earned high praise from the u.s. for leading cease-fire negotiations. but now he is facing a backlash from his ow
-fire for israel and hamas is holding. it took intense diplomatic efforts by the u.s. and egypt to make it happen. cbs reporter danielle nottingham live at the white house with the terms of the truce. danielle. >>> reporter: after a bus explosion in tel aviv today, from were fears a deal didn't break down but hamas didn't claim responsibility for the attack. cheers and celebratory gunfire echoed through the streets of gaza city wednesday that just hours before were rocked by artillery fire. after eight days of fighting, israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fire. secretary of state hillary clinton announced the truce with egypt's foreign minister. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease- fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. >> reporter: under the terms of the deal, hamas will stop firing rockets into israel which have killed five israelis. and israel will stop its air strikes on gaza that have killed more than 160 palestinians. the cease-fire was thrown into question earlier in the day when a bomb exploded on a bus in tel aviv. 27
whereabouts. live in san rafael, elizabeth cook, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >>> the prime minister of egypt will go to gaza in the next few hours. we've just learned that israel is prepared to hold its fire during his visit if the palestinians do the same. this battle between israel and hamas is happening under different circumstances. there is a new government in egypt, one that is generally more supportive of hamas. tonight, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the israeli consulate in san francisco to condemn the israeli attacks on gaza. a handful of pro-israel demonstrators were there as well. cbs 5 reporter allen is in tel aviv. >> reporter: throughout the day, they kept firing rockets back. warning sirens sent civilians screaming for shelters. the tit for tat violence was called a targeted assassination. today more than a thousand people turned out for the funeral and vowed to hit tel aviv in revenge. hundreds of rockets were fired, most of which were intercepted. the rockets are relatively small, but hamas is thought to have as many as 10,000 of them. fire enough and some will get
, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people from gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is right now in cambodia. he will raise human rights concerns in his meeting today with long-time prime minister han sen. he also visited burma. he encouraged them to continue the transition to democracy. he also met with nobel peace price winner. vice president joe biden says the federal government is in it for the long term when it companies to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can already start talking the weekend because it starts thursday for some people. >> that's true. i forgot. th
will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the woman of who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. >>> rice is being considered for secretary of state. some
a decree, calling the new president of egypt a pharoah. >>> china conducted a fighter jet landing of the first ever on its first aircraft carrier. the aircraft carrier was refitted from a ship that was bought from the ukraine. china's ministry of defense says it will raise the strength of the navy there. >>> a yacht caught fire off the coast of miami beach on an 80- foot vessel about 15 miles away from shore. three people aboard the boat jumped into the water and were rescued by the coast guard. it's partially submerged. no injuries reported. >>> the editor who published kate middleton's topless photos has resigned. the photos led to tensions between shareholders and even a possible shutdown of the tabloid. >>> changes in favor of more diversity in politics are extending to the state known for its conservatism. democrat... will represent a district that covers metropolitan phoenix. durine campaign her opponents labed her everything from a commut to a witch. "outside groups came in and spent a lot of money tryingo tell a story about me that wasn't true." sinema was one of four kids
. the trip was officially to lend world support to hamas, which egypt's government supports but he was accompanied by officials involved in brokering a truce in the last gaza fighting in hopes of do iing the same again. sophisticated anti-missile defense system that includes both israeli developed revelry. some got through. this family was surveying the damage of their home when fear of another attack sent every one scurrying for shelter. with at least a dozen casualties in gaza, including six children repo reported so far. the three-hour egyptian mission had little to offer in way of immediate hope for either side. calling the fighting a tragedy and said he would spare no effort to achieve a truce. the next diplomatic effort will be tuesday when u.n. secretary general ban ki moon arrives. between now and then, there may be a lot more they have to negotiate if he wants a cease fire, never mind a truce, in this battle. i'm allen pizzey on the israeli/gaza border. >> george mitchell, former united states special envoy, welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> this clash and the exchange of
built in. could that be qatar, turkey? the most likely player would be gypt. egypt. hamas. they have a relationship with israel, a strong relationship egypti with hamas. idea that might mean putting egyptian monitors in, on the idea that the long-range rockets hamas goted. from iran would be removed, no co further shipments would come in be no and there would be no shooting inte there. that would put egypt in a prettypresident mo interesting position. >> considering the new leader is the muslim brotherhood. >> they created hamas. monitor when you look at them as o monitor, that's the trust but trust. verify who do we really trust.egypt but israel has a long-standing s govern relationship with egypt, not this government. that would be a big test for vernment morsi, the morsi government and brother the muslim brotherhood as a broker legitimate broker in the region.nk and i think there's some hope that that could come together. also but also at the same time a lotlot of of discomfort.it. >> john, i'm struck by how much the egyptian president has been resident engaged with
pulled back its troops from the border. egypt's new islamic government played a key role in the negotiations with diplomatic help for the united states secretary of state hillary clinton. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> israeli and gaza leaders still have to negotiate a deal though. that would open borders of the blockaded palestinian territory. five israelis and over 160 palestinians were killed during the eight days of attacks. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice now defending herself in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks. senator john mccain has criticized her for participating in what he describes as a over cover-up. >> this president has and administration have been guilty of cover-up or incompetence. >>> the focus is on rice because she is believed to be the president's first choice to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about t
of strikes killed 23 palestinians. israel said it halted its attacks while the prime minister of egypt visited gaza. but the israeli army also called up 16,000 reservists to prepare for a ground invasion. >>> a woman who claims to be one of john mcafee's girlfriends say she knows he didn't do it but fears for her life. she said she received death threats since he became a person of interest in a murder in belize. he has been in hiding since. >> he will hurt himself unless they ease the pressure off him. he didn't do it. and he said he didn't do it. well, he was here with me and two other girls. >> according to the woman, mcafee has feared for years that the belizian government would kill him after since his home was raided for guns and drugs years ago. >>> the sheriff of san francisco back on the job still on probation for a domestic violence incident is responding to requests to give up oversight on certain programs. mirkarimi sat down with us early this morning. he said even though he is the head of the department, he will not oversee programs related to domestic violence. >> my lett
in gaza. israeli air strikes against hamas take a toll on civilians as egypt brokers cease-fire talks.
to broker a cease- fire. both israel and hamas are reportedly presenting egypt with their demands. what one official said, an immediate end to the deadly rocket attacks does not seem likely. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> victims of superstorm sandy have certainly not been forgotten. donations continue to pour in to the american red cross raising more than $140 million thus far. the relief agency is currently operating 472 shelters it more than 10 states. they have delivered millions of millions and relief items. >>> bay area air quality officials are getting an update of repairs on chevron's refinery in richmond. they are upgrading unit 4, replacing equipment and cutting emissions. an explosion in august sent thousands of richmond residents to emergency rooms with breathing problems. meanwhile, an environmental group says independent testing shows cancer-causing chemicals still linger around homes in the area. global community monitor found traces of hydrocarbons over 9 square miles three months after the explosion. a quality owe -- air quality officials say there's no
it's unclear if he'll be charged with any crime. >>> egypt is still trying to negotiate a cease fire between hamas and israel. trying to stop what otherwise seems inevitability. an israeli invasion of gaza. these are live pictures from the israeli gaza border. you can see right now it's quiet. earlier though palestinian fighter sent a hundred rockets at israel. israel responded with air strikes killing 38 palestinians. that makes three israelis killed since the violence started last week. more than 800 palestinians have been wounded. the images are difficult to watch. cbs reporter charlie shows us half the palestinian victims are women and children. >> an angry crowd gathered outside a hospital in gaza this morning as bodies of children killed in yesterday's air strike were brought out to be buried. the four children died along with their mother and four other family members in their three story home when it was hit by an israeli air strike. the husband and father who lost his family was inconsolable. the israeli military says the house was targeted because they believed the hamas co
on the west bank and with egypt leaders in cairo. kristen, cbs 5. >> a major change to birth control. cbs reporter elaine explains why. >> in the 1960s when birth control pills were first approved only married women could get a prescription. now nearly 11 million people are on the pill. dan gross man's research led to today's recommendation that oral contraceptives be made over the counter to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancies. >> we have 50 years of experience with oral contraceptives it's one of best studied medications around. we know it's incredibly safe. >> half of all pregnancies are unintended a rate that's not changed in 20 years. nearly 5 million women considered at risk for an unintended pregnancy do not use any kind of birth control. >> women that aren't using contraception but are using a less effective method may start using the pill. it could make the pill easy to get for women taking it and can prevent gaps in use. >> a registered nurse. she's worried a lack of over sight could lead to misuse or increase the risk for side effects such as blood clots. >> we need have th
. after 20 hours of negotiations in egypt, secretary of state hillary clinton called the cease-fire the first step in a long process. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> reporter: hamas leader responded. after 24 hours, meeting tomorrow at 9 p.m. local cairo time, we'll begin to explore how to carry out the demands of the palestinian people, so that, god willing, the killing and aggression over gaza ends. >> if the missiles stop, it will be over, we hope. >> reporter: he remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> if they still have them, they might choose to use them. >> reporter: just this year, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to them. >> america is investing and maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: now, the u.s. has given money, albeit much less, about $200 million to the palestinians, but
the palestinians. with egypt as mediator, both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel wants to end weapons smuggling at the gaza. hamas wants to end a five-year border blockade. >>> thanksgiving warning turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people caught up in a major pileup in texas. more than 140 cars and trucks lay twisted and broken. the huge crash happened as holiday travelers tried to navigate through dense fog. drivers could do little to get out of the way. >> i just grabbed my kids, pulled them out of the car and ran. that's all i could do. >> at least two people died and more than 80 were hurt, several critically. and rescue crews credit many drivers for helping each others while first responders were overwhelmed. >>> police in berkeley are hoping you can help smoke out a cigarette thief. he's suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities also. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside, gets what he's after, then leaves in a big hurry. >>> other bay area headlines. parts of ocean beach in san francisco remain closed as crews clean up a
: they promise to stop firing rockets, and israel says they will end air strikes in egypt on the border restrictions that have crippled their economy. it underscores the group's new deterrent power. saying i want to say to the palestinian people at the west bank and everywhere that the option of invading them on this victory is gone and they will never return. but the israeli army chief of staff issued a warning. >> gaza would stay quiet if nothing comes out of it. and gaza, they would be a quiet place. if the organization would reoperate from gaza, then the future is more than what it is. >> reporter: america is poised to help both sides. the obama administration says they will ask congress to increase funding for israel's defense system that helped intercept 80% of the rockets. and the american tax dollars provided assistance to the united organizations supporting the palestinians. both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel, they want to end the weapon smuggling at gaza. hamas wants to end the border brigade. >>> troops in afghanistan treated on a feast. inc
early morning calls today to the leaders of israel and egypt, he has deepened u.s. involvement, sending secretary of state clinton to the region. >> the goal throughout that trip is for everybody to use their influence and their voices to encourage a peaceful outcome. our bottom line is that peace has to include an end of rocket fire that threatens israel. >> reporter: clinton will first go to israel to meet with prime minister netanyahu and then to pal's esestine but will not meet with hamas. very aware of the increasing pressure from congress to cut the more than $1 billion in military aid which the u.s. gives to egypt if they don't cooperate. clinton's message, an escalation of the violence will hurt everyone israeli and palestinians. calm is in everyone's best interest. for sbs"cbs this morning," bill plante in phnom penh. >> the obama administration is warning against making any ground attacks. air attacks continue at this hour. allan pizzey is in tel aviv. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are sign that is both sides of the conflict a
. norah and charlie? morsiter evans, thank you. mohamed morsi will speak to the people of egypt today, grantedng why he granted elf almost ast absolute power as the egyptian assembly works on new constitution. holly williams is in cairo this morning where demonstrators have blocked access to the united block embase. >> reporter: this is now a battle of wills between mohamed orsi, egypt's first democratically elected president and his opponents. tahrir square in central cairo, pres rotesters have accused the president of behaving like a areator are camped out. onstrationlanning a demonstration there on saturday. there are fears that could spark spark mlent clashes after an lready tumultuous week. address tmorsi will address the later later on today. so far he is showing no signs of backing do backing down from the expanded new powers he gave himself last week. week. he says he needs those powers to guide guide egypt to a new constitution. the constitution is being drafted by an assembly dominated by president morsi's islamist allies. two more liberal members quit because they said thei
funds. he says he is willing to begin peace negotiations. >> egypt's parliament, dominated by conservative muslims approved a new constitution early this morning. the assembly's more moderate members are crying foul. it is sparking another day of protests against president mohamed morsi. morsi's supporters plan to stage a massive demonstration tomorrow. holly williams is in cairo and has been watching this whole crisis unfold. >> reporter: a week after president mohamed morsi gave himself broad new powers that some egyptians say make him a dictator in all but name his islamist allies have rushed to finish a final draft of the country's constitution. it could now be put to a referendum before the end of the year. protests and violent clashes in cities across egypt, president morsi defended his power grab last night on egyptian state tv. he said his new authority is needed to guide egypt through its democratic transition and that he will give up his expanded powers once the country has a new constitution. a final draft of the constitution is now complete, written and voted on
.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas' radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is in cambodia now part of his asian tour that included this historic visit to myanmar. earlier today, he is the first u.s. president to visit that country also known as burma currently in the process of transitioning to democracy. he met with a nobel peace prize winner a democracy advocate. >>> 6:06. let's check traffic and weather. it looks like a good week ahead. >> i think it should be a decent week. we have a lot of clouds out there now but it's kept the temperatures mild early on today. no rain yet. but that may change at least in part for the north bay. there's still a slight chance we could see some sprinkles or light showers in that direction but not by much.
in egypt. here in cairo, protesters are angry with president morsi, throwing stones at police. the police firing back with tear gas. yesterday in a town one person was killed when an angry crowd attacked the local office of the muslim brotherhood. that is the islamist group in which the president draws so much of his support. here in sigh roe, on the square the birthplace of the egyptian revolution last year people protested, are camped out, and say they won't leave until president morsi agrees to assume the decree that has given him these sweeping new powers. >> any sign president morsi is willing to compromise? >> reporter: well many egyptians still support president morsi, but three of his senior advisers resigned and yesterday the egyptian stock market plunged by nearly 10%, perhaps the reason president morsi is sounding much more conciliatory, meeting today with a group of very senior judges and reiterated these measures are supposed to be temporary. he's promised he will relinquish them next year when egypt gets a new constitution and a new parliament, but the p
were killed in the protests in countries such as egypt and yemen. >>> the san joaquin county sheriff wants the fbi to take over the search for remains in the "speed freak" killer case. sheriff steve moore says the fbi can better handle the recovery effort. this comes after the mother of one victim says her daughter's remains were mixed with the remains of at least two other people. >>> the man who shot arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords and killed six others is set to be sentenced today. gerald lee loughner pleaded guilty in august to 19 counts to avoid the death penalty. giffords was among 13 people wounded last year when loughner opened fire during an event for constituents outside a tucson supermarket. giffords has since stepped down from her house seat while she continues rehab. >>> director of the massachusetts pharmacy board is fired for ignoring complaints about a company that was later linked to that meningitis outbreak. james cough he didn't act regarding a company that was shipping drugs in bulk in violation of policy. they have been linked to 400 meningitis cases inc
to egypt's foreign minister today, asking him to deliver that message personally when he visits gaza tomorrow, scott. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. today, a congressional investigation had a look at video recorded by security nmeras the night of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. ,s you know, four americans were killed this past september 11, including the u.s. ambassador. there has been a lot of controversy about whether the antack was planned by terrorists r the result of a mob angered redan internet movie ridiculing islam. vidvideos were seen behind closed doors today, but david martin's sources have told him what they show. v reporter: the first video of the attack was captured by cell phones. but it took about 10 more days .ir the f.b.i. to get its hands on video taken by security cameras at the consulate. that classified video shown to the house and senate intelligence committees answers some of the many questions surrounding the attack. a u.s. intelligence official said it shows no sign the assault arose, as first thought, emt of a demonstration. but
offered to suspend its offensive in the gaza strip today if the prime minister of egypt pays a brief visit to that region. however, the fighting between the israelis and the palestinians has been escalating there. dozens of missiles exploded in the gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas used to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> we don't want war but there are people all the time shooting israel. >> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> former cia director david petraeus will be in the hot seat on capitol hill today. as susan mcginnis reports, the general will tell house and senate committees what he knows about september's deadly conditions lat attack in libya. >>> reporter: former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight into the attack. >> director petraeu
targets including the hamas prime minister's headquarters and tunnels used to smuggle weapons from egypt. >> we are determined to continue with this operation until we'll bring some peace and quiet and normality to three million israelis under immediate rocket danger. >> reporter: three israelis have died so far. and more than 40 minutes, many of them civilians, have been killed. and dozens more injured including children. even with rockets firing overhead during a news conference, hamas leaders pledged not to back down saying, quote, the enemy will lose and will not fulfill its aims in this operation but israel has tanks lining the gaza border and 75,000 reservists prepared to fight in a ground assault. >>> president obama left today for a historic trip to asia. mr. obama will become the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, also known as burma. that nation is moving towards democracy after decades of civil war and military rule. he will also stop in thailand and cambodia, where he will attend an east asia summit. this is the president's fourth trip to asia since he became president. >
to the five- day conflict. >> for the sake of the president and the muslim brotherhood running egypt, they want to consolidate power and to get their economy running. they don't want a war to be starting on their doorstep at a time when they are not in full control in cairo. >> another incentive to broker peace, the egyptian government is also looking for financial support from the u.s. and syria. >>> rebels shot down a government chopper. the president has been struggling against a 20-month- old revolution. activists say more than 38,000 people have died. >>> back here in the bay area, we are slowly working our way through a wet weekend. roberta gonzales has a look at the radar. >> picking up scattered showers as this cold front is slicing through the bay area, quickly falling apart at the seams. we have moderate rain falling on highway 92 on the approach toward hayward. light rain right now. otherwise, we have a cell that seems to want to develop and expand across the santa clara valley. here is that corridor, very slippery when wet. you see 680 heading north and south, pretty much
outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and here's a look at some live pictures of gaza city now. the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama's southeast asian trip continues today after cambodia after a visit to burma. he is the first u.s. president to visit myanmar which has been make a transition to democracy after years of human rights abuses. he met with a long time advocate and spoke at a university, an event broadcast throughout the country. >> in my discussions here, our goal is to sustain the momentum for democracy. >> the president will attend an east asia summit tomorrow. >>> congress is calling for an investigation into who modified the cia's talking points about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in l
and tel aviv. egypt is take a leading role in trying to broker a cease-fire between hamas and israel. president obama is traveling in asia and has been on the phone with leaders in the region. >> israel has every right to expect that it does not have missiles fired into its territory. >> reporter: israel is move troops to the border and has not ruled out a ground invasion. >> ground invasion is very possible but it's not i don't think what either party would like to see. >> reporter: president obama said a ground war would threaten future peace talks. israel is likely to face more international pressure to end the fighting as civilian casualties climb in gaza. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> mobile five is live tonight in san francisco's financial district where demonstrators are gathered outside the israeli consulate calling for an end to the violence in gaza. the group that organized tonight's rally there supports the people of palestine but right near them that group is pro-israeli. >>> similar protests got out of hand in southern california. security had to se
is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> and some journalists have been incredibly close to the action. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel room this morning as israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted huge explosions in gaza, blew out the window of my room. we're all okay. it's getting very close. >>> the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond bridge found he wants the jury wants him to die. nathan burris murdered his girlfriend and her friend on the toll plaza. yesterday he turned to them in court, and yelled, i blew your brother's brains out, nothing you can do about it, and then he laughed. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> we were weighing the lives two of priceless people, deborah ross and ersie everette, versus the life of a guy who had proven to us through his testimony, his actions in the court, to be worthless. >> another juror said death was too good for hi
it was used by some major american and european retailers. >>> protestors in egypt continue to vent their feelings about the country's new president. this is a live look in tahrir square. you can see more than 200,000 people have passed the square. they have been there since yesterday. you can see all of the tents up there. now, many of the protestors threw rocks and molotov cocktails at police. the protestors are upset about president mohamed morsi decision that his decisions are above court rule. >>> a bus burst into flames and a passerby snapped a photo. take a look. the bus caught fire yesterday. this is near the sylvan dale middle school there. there was only one child on board. but she was strapped into an electric wheelchair. the driver wilma costa unbuckled the student and carried her to safety. >> she did everything perfect above and beyond. and when i asked her what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get off the bus. >> jumped right into action. acosta didn't want to go on camera. nobody was hurt but the bus
searching for a new police chief. >>> and violence again in egypt. the country's new president has done to anger his people. >> fog advisories all around the bay. it is very thick out there. right now we have a live report coming up next. ,,,,,,,, ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] may your holidays be merry and bright. >>> you're watching cbs5 eyewitness news this morning. >>> good morning, very thick fog putting the brakes on the morning commute this monday. we'll have a look coming up next. >>> and shop until you drop after a big black friday, can cyber monday live up to all the hype. >>> and will the rain live up to all the hype because let me tell you when it gets wet on wednesday, it will stay that way for a while. all the way to next weekend. gale watch posted along the post. good morning everyone it's monday november 26th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time is just about 6:00. well, if you're heading out on the road and commuting into work, be aware that the view through your windshield is going to be a fogged up. >> that's right because heavy fog is causing
that had a crane collapse in new york during hurricane sandy. >>> more violent protests today in egypt aimed at president mohamed morsi. his opponents demand he drop at a decree that he had put out last week that suspends any legal decisions he makes until a new constitution is written. police are fire tear gas at protestors. >>> susan rice will hold meetings with key lawmakers. some republicans have criticized theambassador to the u.n. for comments she made about the attack on benghazi. she said the attack stemmed from a protest against a video. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to the to her positions and justification for her comments. but i'm unhappy with her performance. >> rice is a potential nominee to replace outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax increase pledges. several members of congress now say they are open to raising revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. but not by raising their taxes. >> without compromising our principals, we recognize that none o
against egypt's new president are intensifying. a short time ago, state tv announced the country's highest appeals court has defended the protests against the decrees. more than 200,000 people packed tahrir square yesterday. the protestors are upset about the edict that the president's decisions are above judicial review. >>> 34 people were killed in syria where two-car bombs went off simultaneously. dozens more are reported injured. today's attacks happened in a city that's provided a refuge for pro-government syrians displaced in the civil war. >>> 5. 19 now. tomorrow is the deadline for oakland police to come up with a reform plan to prevent a government takeover. the oakland police officers union has told a federal judge that department leadership is infective and failed to implement reforms that were ordered by the courts. the judge will have a hearing next month and then decide whether federal officials should take over their police department. >>> quick thinking by a san jose school bus driver saved a disabled student's life after the bus burst into flames. the bus caught fire yeste
to suspend the offensive in the gaza strip as egypt's prime minister pays a brief visit to the region. but fighting between the israelis and palestinians has been escalating. dozens of missiles exploded in gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas uses to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> thrillly government is not a government of peace. it's a government of war. >>> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> 5:07. former cia director david petreaus is on capitol hill today where he will testify before a congressional committee about september's deadly consulate attack in libya. susan mcginnis joins us now from washington to explain exactly what's happening today. susan, good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning, frank. petraeus is here in the first of two hearings. he snuck into the first one without being seen by the press. lawmakers are already questioning him. they may be tempted it talk
. it's a bit quiet right now. egypt is where talks have been going on in hopes finding a diplomatic solution to the week- long conflict between israel and hamas militants in gaza. it's now been about a week since israel began air strikes on the gaza strip. at least 113 palestinians have been reported killed in gaza. nearly half civilians. the death toll in israel is only 3. susan mcginnis has more on the continuing violence. >>> reporter: mosques in gaza issued the call for morning prayers today even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says it used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday including women and children. israel says it's time to minimize civilian casualties. >> the problem is the terrorists are hiding these rocket launchers deep inside civilian areas in mosques and schools and people's homes,
muslim brotherhood is hamas' parent organization but egypt also has close ties to america and relies heavily on u.s. aid. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> many journalists covering the conflict are caught in the middle. this is what cbs reporter charlie d'agata saw from his gaza city hotel early this morning. the israeli military launched dozens of air strikes. he tweeted that he and his colleagues are okay. >>> 5:09. the man who shot and killed two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza laughed while receiving his death sentence in court yesterday. a contra costa county jury contributed for two days before determining that nathan burris should receive the death penalty. during the trial he frequently mocked the victims' families. >> i can never forgive him. i hate him. and i'm glad they gave him the death penalty. >> burris will be back in court next month for the judges formal sentencing. >>> nurses are striking for a second day at 8 sutter hospitals in the bay area. the walkout involves 3300 nurses and hundreds of technicians. the key issues include staffing
and will ease border restrictions that have crippled gaza's economy for years. egypt will work to enforce the cease-fire that it played a major role brokering. the egyptian president's help may prompt congress to release $450 million in emergency cash for the country that it froze back in september. the obama administration is also going to ask congress to increase funding for israel's iron dome defense system that intercepted more than 80% of hamas rockets headed toward crowded cities. u.s. tax dollars also help the palestinians. >> we are a leading provider of assistance to the u.n. organizations that support the palestinians. >> reporter: the clean-up is just beginning in the gaza strip. a hamas spokesman says it is impossible to count the number of buildings destroyed. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> at least two people have died in this nasty crash in texas. another 100 people had to be sent to the hospital. sheriff's deputies say 140 cars and trucks collided in the fog on interstate 10 this morning. the crash includes 7 tractor- trailers some of them carrying hazardous m
against egypt's new president are intensifying. this is a live look at tahrir square, cairo. you can see the tents and people gathering there. just a short time ago state tv announced the country's highest appeals court has suspended work nationwide to protest mohamed morsi's decree. they are upset at his decree that his decision are above judicial review. >>> a san jose bus driver saves a disabled student after the bus burst into flames. a passerby snapping this photo of the bus. as you can see totally engulfed caught on fire at the sylvandale middle school. there was one child aboard strapped in an electric wheelchair. so the driver wilma acosta scooped her up and carried her out to safety. >> she did everything perfect, above and beyond, and when i asked her, what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get of the bus. >> her instincts kicked in. acosta did not want to talk on camera. nobody was injured as you can see though the bus was destroyed. they were able to get the wheelchair off and saved the wheelchair and the litt
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